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Thursday, August 18, 2022
Shanahoe NS

Funding approved for new Autism Spectrum Disorder classroom in Laois primary school

Shanahoe National School has been given approval for the reconfiguration of a classroom to provide an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Room. Laois TD and Minister...
SOLAS

SOLAS – Plant sale, new menu and famous chickens

As we come into the Autumn season, SOLAS has launched a sale offering 20% off all Greenhouse stock and also our amazing range of...
Killeshin General

Laois senior football team change their management ahead of relegation fight

A Laois senior football club have changed their management ahead of this weekend's relegation playoff. Killeshin have parted company with Christy Bolger and his backroom...
Talking Sport Podcast

Talking Sport Podcast: Looking ahead to a huge Senior football weekend and introducing the...

Another busy weekend of football is ahead and this Podcast will focus solely on Senior. It will be the end of the road for 2022...
Death notices in Laois

Deaths in Laois – Thursday, August 18, 2022

Below are the recent local deaths. May they rest in peace. Patrick Dunne Lansdowne Court, Portarlington, Laois Formerly of St Michael’s Park, Portarlington. Peacefully at the Regional Hospital...
Annanough

Revival in second-half sees Annanough preserve Junior A status in thrilling draw with St...

St Joseph's 2-13 Annanough 3-10 Laois JFC 'A' Group A Round 3 Annanough produced a remarkable comeback in the second-half to grab a draw against St...

Reddy leads the way as The Heath book JFC ‘A’ quarter-final spot

The Heath 0-14 Spink 0-10 Laois JFC 'A' Group B Round 3 The Heath are into the quarter-finals of the Laois JFC ‘A’ following a deserved...
Mo Nerney

Laois All-Ireland winner confirmed as top scoring Ladies footballer for 2022

It has been an incredible season for the Laois Ladies - and one of them has finished it with a fine personal accolade. Mo Nerney...
Ambulance

‘Midlands ambulance service falling short of targets’ says Laois TD

Figures obtained by Sinn Féin this week show a deepening crisis in the ambulance service and target response times being completely missed. Local Sinn Féin...
Electric Picnic

Electric Picnic reveal details as brand new area Fish Town is unveiled

Jerry Fish created one of the most entertaining and eclectic stages at Electric Picnic ‘The Jerry Fish Electric Sideshow’ which he has curated for...

Flower power charity picnic to be held in Laois this weekend for two great...

Teddy Bears in all their finery will be descending on the Heath House (R32 VH28), at the Heath, Portlaoise on Sunday August 21 for...
Ukrainiam family Portlaoise

New to the Area: Ukrainian family in Portlaoise building a new life and immersing...

A Ukrainian family living in Portlaoise has got involved with the local Tidy Towns effort in a bid to give something back to the...

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Local family plea for support as dad seeks ‘potentially life-saving’ cancer surgery in Germany

A local family are pleading for support after their dad was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer. Seamus Holland was diagnosed with Stage 4...
The new fixtures for the hurling championships are here

Our intermediate hurling team of the week as knockout stages confirmed

Nine clubs are represented on our latest Premier Intermediate/Intermediate hurling team of the week following the third round of group games in the two...
Úna Brophy of Cullohill HBC represented Laois in the Ladies Junior B Final while Tómas Lennon of St. Brigid’s, Monavea HBC was in the O35

Laois handballers in action as Leinster 60×30 singles finals take place

The Leinster 60x30 Handball Singles Finals were played recently with Laois represented in two finals. Úna Brophy of Cullohill HBC represented Laois in the Ladies...
Deaths in Laois

Deaths in Laois – Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Below are the recent local deaths. May they rest in peace. Patrick Dunne Lansdowne Court, Portarlington, Laois Formerly of St Michael's Park, Portarlington. Peacefully at the Regional Hospital...
Bioscience

Abbeyleix FETC launches new Bio Science course to begin this September

Demand for science graduates is at an all-time high as the European Commission predicts employment in Science Technology Engineering and Maths (STEM) related sectors...
Abbeyleix Manor hotel

JOB VACANCY: Abbeyleix Manor Hotel are seeking to hire

The family run Abbeyleix Manor Hotel are currently recruiting for the following positions. Part-time HR Manager Experienced Head Receptionist To start immediately. To Apply Please email CVs to april@amh.ie or for more...
Stradbally Junior Cs

Wins for Stradbally, Courtwood, Park Ratheniska and Rathdowney in Junior C football quarter finals

Stradbally 2-12 St Joseph's 1-7 Junior C Football Championship Quarter Final  A strong second half display saw Stradbally defeat St Joseph's in Kellyville in the Junior...

Rogers runs the show as Portlaoise claim big win over Barrowhouse

Portlaoise 3-15 Barrowhouse 1-6 Laois JFC 'A' Group C Round 3 A superb individual performance from Craig Rogers set Portlaoise on their way to a big...
Graiguecullen Juniors

Graiguecullen hold off neighbours Killeshin to book Junior ‘A’ quarter-final spot

Graiguecullen 1-14 Killeshin 3-6 Laois JFC 'A' Group A Round 3 Graiguecullen are through to the quarter-finals of the Laois JFC 'A' after surviving a late...
MDMA Athy

Gardai and Revenue combine to sieze MDMA worth €82,000 in town on Laois border

Revenue officers seized MDMA following the search of a residential premises in the Athy area of Kildare. They recovered approximately 1.37kgs of MDMA with an...